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AL-IKHSAN ANJUR KARNIVAL KASUT TERBESAR DI PWTC
Apa kah anda mempunyai perancangan untuk memulakan aktiviti kesihatan dengan aktif bersukan atau pun sudah ada hajat untuk sertai mana-mana larian yang bakal diadakan pada tahun 2020.
Jika itulah azam tahun 2020 dan anda masih tercari-cari kasut sukan yang sesuai dengan harga mampu milik apa kata ke Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra sahaja sebelum 1 Januari 2020 ini.

Di sini anda boleh menjamu mata sekali gus membeli-belah pada pilihan kira-kira 70,000 barangan sukan yang pertama kali diadakan oleh penganjurnya Al-Ikhsan dengan kerjasama PWTC.
Seramai 100,000 pengunjung disasarkan membanjiri Karnival Kasut terbesar ini dan sekiranya mendapat sambutan pihak Al-Ikhsan dijangka menjadikan karnival ini sebuah karnival tahunan.
Kak Fas yang sempat hadir pada majlis pelancarannya baru-baru ini amat teruja melihat begitu ramainya pengunjung yang dari awal sebelum majlis perasmian berlangsung sudah beratur panjang dan sebaik sahaja dibuka mereka menyerbu masuk dan tanpa berlengah lagi menyambar kasut-kasut yang dijualkan pada harga murah dari RM5 ke atas.
Bayangkan kasut-kasut yang disediakan pun bukan calang-calang bahkan terdiri daripada jenama-jenama mewah seperti Adidas, Puma, Nike, Timberland, Skechers dan sebagainya.

Disamping memilih kasut dan produk-produk sukan yang ada, pengunjung boleh pula menyertai pelbagai aktiviti permainan sukan di mana mereka boleh memenangi baucer.

Sesuai pula dengan kempen 'Back To School' tujuan karnival ini diadakan memang tepat pada masanya di mana objektif Al-Ikhsan mahu menyumbang kebajikan di mana kasut-kasut sekolah dijual pada harga lebih murah.
"Inilah cara kami untuk membantu masyarakat yang kurang berkemampuan memiliki kasut sekolah mahu pun kasut sukan yang mampu beli," ujar CEO Al-Ikhsan, Vach Pillutla ketika ditemui pada majlis pelancaran karnival tersebut  baru-baru ini.
Turut hadir para para selebriti sukan antaranya pemain bola Shahril Arshat, Amri Yahya serta para artis/pelawak seperti Ropie, Ilya Senario dan Sharif Zero.

Apa lagi Kak Fas pun ambillah peluang bergambar dengan mereka sebab bukan mudah nak ada bersama pemain bola dan pelawak kan hihi?

Selain itu, bagi mereka yang meminati produk jenama Adidas, boleh melihat jersey terbaharu dari Belgium, Spain, Germany, Wales dan UNIFORIA untuk perlawanan EURO 2020 nanti. Ada tawaran 50% lagi tau!
Malah jika korang borong sehingga RM350 ke atas boleh mendapat bayaran parkir flat rate RM5.
Lebih menarik, sepanjang 13 hari karnival Al-Ikhsan ini berlangsung akan ada Daily Flash Sale pada harga serendah RM9 dan Happy Hour akan diumumkan untuk potongan harga sehingga 90% bagi barang tertentu malah ada sesi bida lagi untuk produk premium.
Dan bagi fans Liverpool jangan lepaskan peluang ke booth khas koleksi pasukan Liverpool yang disediakan.

#alikhsan #e-sukan #pwtc #karnivalsukan #alikhsansports #adidas
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-Ikhsan Sports CEO Vach Pillutla



Review: Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung Malaysia Electronics recently announced the latest additions to the Galaxy A series: the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018). 

The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) feature a Dual Front Camera, a large Infinity Display and stunning ergonomic design that draws on Samsung’s flagship design heritage and experience. With additional everyday features, the new Galaxy A series is more stylish, practical and convenient than ever before.

“With the release of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018), we’re bringing our customers’ favourite features from our flagship smartphones, such as the Infinity Display and our first Dual Front Camera with Live Focus, to our Galaxy A series, which is already known for its premium design”, said Mr KM Liew, Head of IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Malaysia Electronics. 

“The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) exemplify our continued dedication to meeting the needs of our consumers by providing them with greater choice and convenience,” he added.

Snap bright, clear selfies with the 16MP F1.7 rear camera and 16MP+8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. The Dual Front Camera is made up of two separate cameras so you can switch between the two to take the type of selfie you want – from close-ups with the background to portrait shots with a clear and crisp background. And with the advanced Live Focus feature, you can easily adjust the bokeh effect before or after you take the picture to create high-quality images.


From day to night, the advanced camera makes sure you capture sharp images, even in low-light conditions. The new devices also allow you to customize your photos with fun options, from adding stickers to your selfie or highlighting a culinary extravaganza with Food Mode.  Shaky video footage will be a thing of the past with video digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology, and with an added hyperlapse feature, you can now create time-lapse videos that let you record, tell and share even longer stories. When watching movies or playing games, the latest Galaxy A devices set a new standard for uninterrupted, immersive viewing experiences.

The Infinity Display goes beyond the bezel with an immersive 18.5:9 display ratio, so that you can view the whole scene across your screen for the ultimate cinematic experience. The large screen is supported with ergonomic curved glass on the back and front. Its sleek glass and metal frame, smooth curves and comfortable grip make it even easier to watch or interact with content on your phone. The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are available in three colours including black, gold and orchid gray to suit your personal style.

Both devices will continually keep you informed with the Always On Display, meaning you can get information at a glance without unlocking your phone.

With Samsung Pay, there’s no need to bring your wallet with you every time you go out. Supporting Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC), the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) can be used virtually anywhere you can tap or swipe your card. Every transaction via Samsung Pay is secure, yet very simple. All it takes is one swipe and one fingerprint scan. Offering IP68 water and dust resistance, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) can withstand the elements, including sweat, rain, sand and dust, making it suitable for nearly any activity or situation. The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) support microSD cards so you can expand your storage capacity by up to 256GB, and are the first in the A series to support Samsung’s Gear VR.

The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) hit the market last  January 2018.

For more information, do visit http://www.samsung.com/my/mobile-galaxya-2018/.

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REGISTRATION FOR THE MUSIC RUN 4 NOV. NOW OPEN

The fourth edition of The Music Run™ by AIA Vitality will take place on 4th November at a new home at the rejuvenated world class sporting complex, KL Sports City. This year’s event will be the first in the world to see the addition of a new timed 10k track, allowing Music Runners in KL to take their fitness game to new highs.

The Music Run™ held its inaugural event in Kuala Lumpur in 2014 and since then has been
experienced by more than 200,000 runners across 25 events and 12 countries from Malaysia to South Africa. Last year’s KL event saw a record 20,000 runners packed Sepang International Circuit for the ultimate 5k run, culminating in an epic finish line music festival.

The Music Run™ is proud to continue its long-standing partnership with presenting sponsor, AIA Malaysia. Eric Chang, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Bhd. says, “This year, we are thrilled to partner The Music Run once again under the AIA Vitality banner. It is our mission to help people everywhere live longer, healthier and better lives and The Music Run is an excellent way to show Malaysians that exercise can be fun. It doesn’t matter whether you’re walking, running or dancing through the track – every step counts in making a positive change to your life.”

“With the new 10km category, we hope to encourage Music Runners who have participated in previous years to step up and challenge themselves to run a greater distance!” Eric added.

This year, the Music Runners can choose their level – either the 5k or 10k distance – and run through either one loop or two loops of an upgraded run course, dubbed as the Sound Track.

Upgrades to the Sound Track include brand new ‘Inspo Zones’ which will replace five music
zones. Runners will now hear a single playlist throughout the entire course designed to inspire and motivate participants throughout the run. With speakers every 50m blasting 150,000 watt of the best running beats, this promises to be a fitness high like none other.

Malaysia’s favourite rock band Kyoto Protocol will entertain runners prior to their warm up,
while runners can look forward to an electric finish line party by returning DJ Sam Withers from Australia. Other cool activities along the route and music village will also be revealed closer to the event day.

The Music Run™ is also excited to extend its partnership with Malaysia’s own AirAsia, a regional sponsor of the event across Asia and owner of one of the ‘Inspo Zones’ on 4 November.

Details of the new ‘Inspo Zones’ are kept as a surprise but runners will not need wings to fly through this zone for sure!

Interested participants can register for the event through www.themusicrun.com.my. 

Tickets start at RM90 with free entry for kids under five years old. All Music Runners receive the new 2017 finisher medal and there will be two event packs to choose from: the Standard pack, which includes an event t-shirt, RFID wristband, temporary tattoos stickers and draw string bag; or upgrade to the Rock Star pack, which includes all the Standard pack items plus a limited edition Rock Star cap and sunglasses, as well as a cool waist pouch to store your phone and personal items while you run.

For more information please visit The Music Run™ website or Facebook page.

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GET RECHARGED AND ELECTRIFIED @ THE ELECTRIC RUN

Are you an enthusiast runner? Do you love to run at night as you know running during nightime is more cooler right?

Anyway.. if that is your kind of exercise then am sure you would love to join the  'AmMetLife Electric Run Recharged'  which is dubbed to be one of the world's most colourful, musical 5km nocturnal night fun run.

Happening on 29th July 2017 at  Anjung Floria Putrajaya organized by The Livescape Group, and co-presented by Rexona, Electric Run Malaysia 2017 is also supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME). 



Expected to attract  over 18,000 runners of all ages  including 2,800 international participants, the night time fun run .will be amping up healthy living by taking you on a 5km journey through our seven unique course lands, with all of them featuring a variety of lights and sounds. 

Sounds interesting right?

So let me tell you more.... 

With a new partner - AmMetLife and a new concept - RECHARGD - the run will give runners the most electrifying experience lined up for them.

As the sponsor  Ramzi Toubassy, CEO of AmMetLife said:



 " As a life insurer, we are committed to helping Malaysians live better lives and we will always find new and exviting ways to spread the culture of a healthy and active lifestyle with an element of fun for all."




Elevating the experience in its 3rd installations, the run will see Hip Hop international artiste Silento make his debut performance. Best known for his debut single "Watch Me" which racked up close to 1.3 million views on YouTube and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, Silento will be joined by other Malaysian favourites such as De Fam, CUURLEY , Blastique & AManda Avyanna and SonaOne.

"We are glad to see how the Electric Run has grown over the past 3 years and hope to be the biggest and brightest Electric Run to-date,"  said Muhammad Iqbal, Group CEO of The Livescape Group.

With the run, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia's effort to achieve 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion tourism receipts by the year 2020, could be achieved added, Tony Nagamaiah, GM of Malaysia Major Events who were at the media lauched held at Black Box Publika recently.



Mind you with an overwhelming figure of participants,,, it would be wise for all to register early so that you wont missed the 'happenings' soon.



Become a part of the show with the ELECTROBAND, whereby all participant will received an exclusive limited edition of PIX Mob bracelet in addition to the official race tee. With that you will feel the beat as the pulsating light from the bracelet illuminate neon lights to guide them to the themed dance party zones, accompanied by music every kilometer of the run, with each zone representing a unique colour theme and music era.
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Go back in time at DISCO, celebrate the marriage of lights and sounds at EDM, enjoy the beats at HIP HOP, and sing-a-long to the most current pop music you and your friends love at POLYPHONICS. 



Other zones includes Suggarrush, Stardust and Rainbow Road before ending the night  on a high note as you experience the excitement, energy, and soundscape at the Finish Line before dancing your night away at the  celebration concert.



This is your nightlife, RECHARGED!



So.. what's the price? Read on below:


Top of Form
Group of 4 - Regular
MYR373.96
Individual - Regular
MYR103.88




*ONE TICKET TYPE PER TRANSACTION


**PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE TICKETING FEE

  • Ticket prices shown are in MYR (Malaysian Ringgit). All prices shown are inclusive of 6% GST.
  • Ticketing Fee of RM4.00 per ticket will be charged.
  • Once tickets are sold, strictly no ticket transfers, exchanges or cancellations.
  • 1 ticket admits for 1 person only.
  • Entry is for all ages.
  • UNDER 18 YEARS: Children and Participants 12 years old and above will have to register and pay FULL registration fee. Children and participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a successfully registered parent, adult legal guardian or an eligible adult care person AT ALL TIMES.
  • UNDER 12 YEARS: Entry for Children and Participants under 12 years old is FREE (NO RACE KIT will be provided). ONE (1) Parent is allowed to bring ONLY ONE (1) Child/participant under 12 years old. LIMITED FREE registrations available on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
  • Race pack delivery will be expected within 17 to 21 July 2017, in the case of the valid receiver details and address are provided correctly during registration. Race packs for Group of 4 will be delivered to ONE location only.

For more information Click on HERE

But best of all, for the first time ever, The Livescape Group will be providing a race pack delivery servive in collaboration with SkyNet to registered participants

Thats thoughtful of them right... well everyone is busy at work so such a service is most recommendable.



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SongkRUN, SPLASH, SHOOT & DANCE TO YOUR HEARTS DESIRE

Hai enthusiasts runners.

If you have not registered for the  SongkRUN 5K Water Run happening just around the corner... then you would better start  'running' your computer or lap top what so ever and  fill in the registration form.

This year is gonna be more fun  as on 26 March 2017, participants will  not only enjoy a splashing run but  the 'water and music zones' presented by  DAIKIN  & BAC have been revamped with various themes each combining a genre of music and fun.


Yes... that's what have been assured for participants that will run through a new scenic route along MAEPS Serdang, Selangor  which is designed specifically for everyone to dash and splash their way through this fun event.

 After a successful debut in 2016, the SongkRUN 5K Water Run and Music Festival 
billed as Asia’s “biggest water fun run and music festival”, assures runners the ultimate feel good factor in the spirit of having fun splashing water to make wet and get wet! 

Participants will be dashing through a 5 kilometre course that ensures to complete splash from head to toe. So get ready to pack along a spare t shirt and off course don't forget your personal towels for you to dry off those wet body.


According to Mr Lawrence Song, General Manager of DAIKIN Malaysia Sales & Service Sdn Bhd - the Co-Sponsor of the SongkRUN, “SongkRUN is a running event that encompasses water elements which provides participants with a cooling comfort throughout the event. This aligns perfectly with our DAIKIN brand; providing all our customers a similar cooling sensation and experience through our high quality air conditioners”.

Look out for the “water fountain”, the “foam party”, the “rain shower”, the “icy tunnel” and the final station called the “fire brigade”. 

To top it off, after finishing the run, participants will arrive at the official SongkRUN music festival featuring well-known musicians and DJs such as ANRK, Chukiess & Whackboi plus many more.

The run organized by Six Foot Yellow Worldwide (SFY) and co-organized by FAC3 Entertainment is designed to offer Malaysians the chance to have outdoor bonding moment with friends, family and kids to experience a cross cultural fitness event.

“Compared to last year, SongkRUN this year is really unique. It lets you work up a sweat while taking in the unique sights and splash amidst friendly camaraderie,” shared Mr. Andrew Lee, Founder of the SongkRUN at a press conference held recently at Pacific Regency Hotel Suites.

.”Look out for more exciting news as we reach out to other ASEAN countries this year. Watch this space!” he exuberantly added.

The event also sees another co-sponsor; Brickfields Asia College otherwise also known as BAC who together with DAIKIN is the collaborative partner.

“BAC identified an opportunity in this collaboration as we believe in encouraging our students to embrace an energetic and healthy lifestyle as part of transforming yourself through education, said Mr. Raja Singham, Managing Director of BAC. 

“Health and Fitness is part of the BAC Experience thus enriching people’s lives. We would like to reach out to more people through SongkRUN to experience that and have fun too,” added Raja.

To join in what promises to be the event of the year, participants can register at www.songkrun.com, where they will get a choice of two race packs and to know how much it cost.

However, the standard pack includes an official race T-shirt, waterproof pouch, wristband and a medal, while the shooter pack includes additional full-size water gun that can be reloaded at filling stations along the course and in the party zone. RM20 off Early-bird tickets are now available at all MYNEWS outlets in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur only.

Well, off course it would be much more fun to carry the colourful water gun. Kak Fas with the rest of media and bloggers who attended the press conference were each given the water gun ... 

Everyone was so exicited and couldn't wait to 'shoot' others during the SongkRUN but photograph first you alls... that off course is a must... so here's one for the camera haha...


Participants can also promote their attendance to their friends by liking and sharing the SongkRUN Facebook fanpage – www.facebook.com/songkrun.

For more information, visit www.songkrun.com or contact Thanabalasingam Balakrishnan,
BAC Education Group at thana@bac.edu.my


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'ALTHEA BODY BOX' - AWESOME  PRODUCT OF HEAD TO TOE

"Last Christmas I gave you my heart.. but the very next day you gave it away….” 
Remember the lirics of this song,”Last Christmas” sang by English pop group, WHAM?

So what has it got to do with this entry that am publishing, you may ask?

Well, for one reason it is during the month of Christmas that Kak Fas received a set of Holiday Body Box by the Korean brand, Althea.



Actually, yours truly am the one who requested for the review of the exclusive Holiday Body Box from Tammy Lim through facebook. And was surprised to have the box mailed in less than a week from Korea mind you. Wow! It was truly a fast courier indeed.

Having received the parcel and unboxing the light blue box, the first item that caught my attention was the lovely pink Etti shower ball accompanied by 7 products of different categories namely, My Body Cotton Flower cleanser and lotion; Aida Wonder Shiny Scrub; Wonder Bikiny Body Patch; Demeter Juicy Oil White musk body  essence mist; Monthly New Feet Pack and  Calmia Silky Perfect Foot Peeling.



With all that stuff the box was only sold for RM94 from its original price of RM340, which is 72% discount made available during the month of Christmas. And no wonder its sold out fast. Good bargain indeed and Kak Fas was lucky to get hold of it as a ‘gift’ for Christmas from Althea.

Thanks Tammy Lim for making it possible.

But, honestly speaking, Kak Fas was unaware of the existence of Althea until then. 

Though the meaning of Althea is related to a Greek word and is associated with healing power, this product which is established from South Korea indeed speaks for itself. It heals the body and mind of every individual who uses it especially  this body box set.

Inside the box, one is able to be pampered from head to toe giving our body the healing of wellness and comfort. 
Being a first user of this brand, Kak Fas off course tried the Innisfree Cotton Flower Body, My Body Cleanser as that is the first product we would touch as soon as we are in the bathroom.

The packing of  transparent plastic with light blue icon and color of flower balls  looks impressive but most of all that ‘heals’ my mind and soul is its p;easant scent extracted from the cotton plant flowers and Shea Butter.



When showering with it, Kak Fas feels it moisturizes my dry skin making it feels soft and smooth, due to the Hyaluronic Acid containing in the gel, thus making my bath a relaxing and enjoyable one.

However, it would be more easier if the plastic bottle is made slightly thinner for easier pressing for the liquid to flow easily on to the palm. But be careful to handle the black cap as the joint is  too delicate to withstand  strong handling. It should be made more stronger so that frequent push up will not damage the joint. Mine was slightly loosen though had handled it with care.

Inspired by the nature of Jeju Island, this delicate and rich fragrance do really add pleasure to our  body care. It is indeed my favourite and first choice out of the box.



And during bath, use the cute pink Etti Shower Ball to wipe of residues  left after using the ‘Wonder Shiny Scrub” that helps to wash away dead skin cells. This deep cleansing scrub contains walnut particles that is effective for removing dead skin cells, sebum and body odour. 

Kak Fas like the scent of the walnut that appears brown and somehow smells like a kiwi fruit hihi….and it does make the skin feels shiny and silky as it’s name implied. It may even has potential to even out skin tones.

Anyway, after that refreshing bath, you may want to try the Wonder Bikiny Body Patch which comes in a set of 6 packs which can last for 3 weeks.



This product is recommended if one needs to burn up certain areas of the body may it be the shoulder, abdomen, forearm, side, butt or thigh.

The Hydrogel Patch provides intense care with caffeine and natural ingredients, lasting for 8 hours. With a size of 100mm x 200 mm for six different areas of the body, its hot effect will definitely burn off few inches of those fats.



Another favourite item in Kak Fas’s list is the Demeter White Musk Body essence mist. 

The softness  of musk plus mid floral fragrance made me feel cool and fresh day long. 

Though it is named as a body mist, spraying  it on the face when feeling dry is best as it is multi use. It is indeed an all over moisturing care for the face and body.



With the hot weather right now, its best to keep this light bottle stored in your handbag and spray it on to the face to moisturize it. But, there are more to it. You can also use it on your dry hair by spraying it at the ends of hair, avoiding scalps. Also best for dry elbows and heel.

For an intensive care for our body, our feet too needs pampering. Dry feet will look ugly once your shoes are taken off. 
By using the Monthly New Feet Pack, you can have soft feet as the orange oil ingredients within the product helps to remove dead cells. All that is needed is patience as you need to use it for about an hour before disposing it. After 4 to 5 days, you will see dead cells removed giving your feet a smooth and radiant feel.



For a more frequent user, try the Calmia Silky Perfect Foot Peeling which is more convenient as its sock style so its much easy to wear. Using this product will make your feet feels soft like a ‘baby’ so that’s the reason why the baby picture is revealed on the pack.

While peeiing of unwanted dead cells it also moisturizes the feet making it feels silky and cool.


Last but not least, caring for the eyes is another most important issue. And trying the Panda's Dream Eye Patch  for a period of 20 minutes is cooling and relaxing.

These  patches are freshly scented,using bamboo shoot extract with  niacinamide (vitamin B3) to brighten, moisturize, and relax fine lines and redness around the eyes.

In short, this Body Box presented by Althea is indeed worth to purchase. With the discounted value of RM94, containing a very good variety of skin care products specifically catered to addressing any issues along the bodyline… it is worth the money spend.


Hopefully, this kind of pack will be in the market again for Althea users would love to have it stored in hand. 

The size of most product  is handy and convenient for your travel, anywhere and at any place you may reside. If done, just order on line and shipping is done in a nick of time.
More information do visit  my.althea.kr – an Althea, Malaysia Korea website for other skincare as well as cosmetic products. You may be startled to see the affordable price attached to each awesome item.It will make you feel like you want to shop the whole product available.

But one thing for sure, though its Korean its made for Asean skin type so do not fret of its capabilities. Kak Fas reassured that it suits you as it does suit me.
Thanks Althea for introducing me to this amazing product of wellness and healing which is specifically true to its meaning.

However, though mosto of the products are made in Korea, would be great if there is an English version on its direction of usage cause once receiving it, you wouldnt have to go through all the hassle to google for the product to get its instruction.


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PHOTO credit to  PEKA Malaysia FB.
RUN THROUGH NATURE IN PENANG WITH SORR 2017

Its back… yes SORR is back for the 5th consecutive years…

And this year “Save Our Rainforest Race” (SORR2017)  is heading north to Penang Island, coming 25th March 2017.

Though you may find the date still a few months away but its best you register earlier as seats are limited and registration closes on 21st March 2017.


SORR 2017  which is organized by The Association for the Protection of Natural Heritage of Malaysia or in short PEKA Malaysia aims to gather 1,000 participants across the country during the race.

Prior to that, a press conference held recently saw PEKA Malaysia taking a new leaf by launching its official song and video clip entitled “Khazanah Alam”, written and composed by Bob AF and performed  by Cempaka School students  to an applause of  guest.


With that official song, PEKA Malaysia President, Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil hopes the song and video clips be be played and aired on radio and television throughout the country as support for PEKA’S efforts in creating awareness to netizens to be more attentive and care for  Malaysia’s national heritage.

So to show more support… runners and public at large do mark your calendars for the SORR2017 which is going to be a 15.5 km run starting and ending at Sekolah Menengah Teluk Bahang, Penang and nvolving several areas such as Pulau Punang National Park, Pulau Pinang Forest Park as well as nearby settlements.

During the run, participants will pass through some checkpoints with variety of activities such as replanting trees etc with the aim to  create awareness on the importance of conserving our tropical rainforest.

Sounds interesting right? While running and breathing fresh air you enjoy planting trees as well… so that one day you could be proud to tell your siblings or family and say “this is the tree that dad/mum plant and now it has grown so big”…lol



Off course, with this sort of run you should not be alone but do it with your partner may it be your bff or your wife or whoever it may be, both of you can be proud that you have done deed to earth.

An to be that part of the community, PEKA Malaysia only charge a fee of RM80 per person for a 2 person team, meaning a total of RM160 per team. And that fee includes breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, race kit and a tree for each team.

 Its worth the money don’t you think? While enjoying nature you get to exercise, breath fresh air and supporting for a good cause by planting a tree.

According to Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina, the installation of SORR not only encompass the forests but also includes the coastal path and turtle sanctuary, giving it a new experience for the annual event.

“In with its past editions the main vision for SORR 2017 is to provide knowledge and awareness to the partiipants on the care and importance of conservation of forests in the country as well as coastal and turtle conservation,” said Puan Sri.

So think no longer, wait no longer, just register yourself  as per online registration form through PEKA Malaysia website or contact Izwan at 6017-9321899 or Arizal Ab Rahman (011-12249782 and Norhayatie (016-6084510).

Enquiries can also be made via email pekaSORR@gmail.com or contact direct to the office via 603-55240316.

Happy running and planting you alls….and find the itenerary below:

Agenda of Save Our Rainforest Race 2017:

7.00am : Registration
Breakfast
8.00am : Doa Recital
Welcoming Speech by PEKA
Safety Briefing
Technical Briefing
Aerobics / Warm up
9.00am : Flag Off
Re plantation by VIP Guest/ Sponsors
1.00pm : End of “Race”
Lunch
Prize Giving

PIX Credit: Misz Ella.
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TALLEST XMAS TREE REACHES  'TWIN TOWER'

Look! That Christmas Tree… its almost reaching the height of the Petronas Twin Tower, KLCC….is that so? 

Welll… I was  only kidding.. But it’s the tallest in Malaysia u alls… Its just that when Kak Fas took this picture it was on a low angle shot and that’s why it looks like it’s reaching up to the sky…

For your info this Chiristmas that’s located at the KLCC Esplanade stands 32 meters tall (100 feet) weighing a whopping 41,698 kg and adorned with 2,500 baubles, 3,714 garland leaves with 40,000 LED bulbs and 319 pieces of star shaped LED lights.




Building it up took several workers, a crane and 6 days to assemble thus recognixed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the Tallest Christmas Tree in Malaysia in 2014 and 2015, a gift from Suria KLCC to all their shoppers and visitors alike. They can take a pix, selfie or wefie besides the tree that will be there until 3rd January 2017.

So, there’s still plenty of time if you have not been there.  And sspecially for Christmas shoppers too,  as soon as you enter the prestigious shopping destination, Suria KLCC welcomed you with a Santa Village d├ęcor theme right in the middle of Centre Court.



You will surely admire the cluster of small cottages, shops and artisanal buildings inspired by Northern European buildings along with Santa and his reindeer sleigh and his workshop full of toys…

What’s more guys and gals, for their Christmas CSR, Suria KLCC and sister mall Alamanda has pledged to raise funds for ANGSANAcare to give back to the community . 

ANGSANAcare is a fully registered non-profit Malaysian organization created as a support service to palliative care for underpriviledged paediatric patients and their families in government hospitals in Malaysia.

On that note, Andrew Brien, Executive Director / CEO of Suria KLCC  in his speech says that their aim is to raise RM10,000 through the sales of gift boxes from 26th November to 26th December.

Shoppers and visitors can do their part in making a difference for these sick patients  who are living with fear, stress and uncertainty by donating RM10 for  a gift box. They  can then write down  their name on the gift box and place it at the Christmas art installation decoration on ground floor Park Mall entrance. 100 percent of these proceeds will be channeled to ANGSANAcare.


Also present at the event was the Chairperson of ANGSANAcare, Ria Thomas who during her short speech mentioned that ANGSANAcare phychoytherapists asses and support the emotional needs of the children in their care.

Since it is the season of giving, Suria KLCC will be rewarding shoppers with gifts for purchases made between 25 November 2016 and 3 January 2017. Two exsclusive gifts await shoppers who spend a minimum of RM650 and RM3,000 respectively in a single receipt.


Its either you receive an exsclusive tea pot set of when spending more than RM3,000 in a single receipt you can opt for the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater set.

Adding more excitement, shoppers in the vicinity will be entertained by dazzling Christmas performances throughout the period of which among  them includes the  classic and contemporary Christmas caroling, Christmas themed ballet dances, Highland pipes and drums, Korean Community Group choir, hip hop, modern and jazz dance and children string ensemble.




And off course without Santa Claus, Christmas is incomplete.

Santa’s Meet & Greet session with his daughter, Miss Claus will captivate children and elders alike with gifts of ‘sweetness’.

While taking a wefie or selfie with Santa, shoppers around too can enjoy classical Christmas songs with  a special  performance by the Malaysia Youth Philharmonic Orchestra which will be on 11th December at 8pm

Need more information, then do check it out at their website,  www.suriaklcc.com.my so that you won’t miss the time of performances there though you need not worry about taking pics at the tallest Christmas Tree as it won’t go away until 3rd Januari 2017.

Merry Xmas you alls and a Happy New Year!




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CALENDAR OF RUNNING EVENTS THIS DECEMBER - MALAYSIA, INDONESIA

During this school term holiday, before you start going on a vacation why not kick off your stamina by joining three healthy running /lifestyle event  in Malaysia namely the ICE WATCH NIGHT RUN, OSIM Sundown Marathon or for swimmers go against the tide for the Tanjung Rhu Swim Fest challenge.

And  if you plan to go overseas, then the nearest would be  the Bali Beach Run in Indonesia.

All of these will happen in December  out of which three will be  in Malaysia - Shah Alam. Penang and the shores of the legendary queen, Mahsuri in Langkawi Island while the other one would off course need you to take a flight to Bali, Indonesia.

Ok lets look at each event and then you can decide whether to give it a go for only one or take all together as it’s on a different date. Its your choice…

THE ICE WATCH – LIGHT UP THE NIGHT RUN 2016’ – 3 DECEMBER 2016 (Shah Alam)

This is the second running season organized by the funky Belgium brand of watches – ICE WATCH that will take off and end from the iconic Plaza Shah Alam, which is also the venue sponsor together with The Marathon Company as event organizer.

About 5,000 participants are expected to join in the 10km and 5 km fun run that will definetly see a beautiful and colourful sight as this year sees also 2ndSkin as the official T-shirt sponsor for all runners and excitingly all have the opportunity to choose their own colour t shirts either Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red Pink and Purple.

However, the ultimate crowd-pleaser this year is not only the worthy prize of exclusive timepieces for winners but all registered participant of the race will stand a chance of getting the ICE WATCH gift random worth up to RM699 each.

In addition, as part of the title sponsorship deal, ICE-WATCH will also offer all participants a one-time purchase of their Ice Style collection @ RM99per timepiece, per participant who successfully register for the ICE-WATCH Light Up The Night Run 2016 which is also valued at RM699. This may be redeemed at any time between 1st till 31St December 2016 with the voucher provided in their respective race kits.

So fans and avid runners can expect even cooler watches than last year’s watches and off course better value than ever before.

And not forgettig the iconic one-of-a-kind Finisher medals are also back this seasom featuring ICE-WATCH's exuberant colours on black steel-die-cut.



More fun to join when there will also be timepieces worth up to RM700 each for the Top 5 Male and Top 5 Female runners from the 10 km competitive category.

For more info visit the ICE-WATCH Malaysia Official Facebook - www.facebook.com/ice.watch.my

ICE-WATCH Malaysia Official Instagram - www.instagram.com/ice_watch_malaysia

The Marathon Company Facebook - www.facebook.com/themarathoncompany

Tanjung Rhu SwimFest – 10 December 2016 (Langkawi)

Organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd with the support of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), this event is one of the triple series of programmes under the umbrella of AkTION LANGKAWI which includes Mount (Mt.) Mat Chinchang SkyBridge Climb as well as the Tuba Trail Run which will run in the first quarter of 2017.



Starting by the captivating Tanjung Rhu beach, participants will be able to swim close to international borders, which provides a unique opportunity to experience Malaysia and Thailand in a single location.

The Tanjung Rhu SwimFest will be the beach’s first international open water swimming event that expectis to receive about 300 swimmers local and international.



There will be three categories open for challenge which includes the two kilometer route suitable for budding swimmers, while the four and six kilometer routes are recommended for multi-sport athletes like triathletes and long distance enthusiasts.

For more information, follow us on Facebook at fb.com/AkTIONLangkawi.

OSIM Sundown Marathon - 17 December 2016 (Penang)



This Asia’s largest night marathon and Singapore’s iconic home-grown night run will be held at Penang in the heart of Bayan Lepas near Queensbay Mall.

Celebrating its 10th year anniversary next year, runing enthusiasts of all fitness levels in Penang will be joining their Singapore counterparts in this unque Sundown experience of 5km, 10km and 21.1km race categories.

Runners taking part in the 5KM run can look forward to receiving an exclusive race singlet, a 5KM finisher’s medal, personalized race bib and a goodie bag with sponsor’s products while those who opt for the 10KM and 21.1KM runs have an additional personalized electronic race certificate with race timing.

OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang Edition is supported by OSIM, the global leader in branded healthy lifestyle products. The annual run has seen a steady increase in its participation whereby this ninth edition will see about 27,500 runners experiencing the magic of night racing – a five-fold increase since it started in 2008.



The 2016 race in its hometown, Singapore featured over 40% of overseas race entrants from countries such as Malaysia, Phillipines, Taiwan and China, thus thriving sports tourism industry In Asia.

Registrations are still available till 9 December 2016 at www.sundownmarathon.com .

Bali Beach Run 2016 – 11 December (Bali, Indonesa)

Running in its third year, Bali Beach Run is the first run of its kind along the Petitenget Beach which kicks off as early as 6 am, so much so you can view the beach’s breathtaking panorama before heading into Seminyak Beach.



Runners have a choice of three categories – 10km, 5km or 2.5km Family Run route. But for those who choose the 10km category, they will continue on to Double Six Beach, Padma Beach, Legian Beach and Kuta Beach before turning back in front of The Hard Rock Hotel towards the finish line at Petitenget Beach.

Though the other 5km Fun Run and the 2.5km Family Run also begin and end on Petitenget Beach, all runners in the 5km Fun Run would turn back in front of The Lanai Restaurant in the Double Six Beach, and the 2.5km Family Run would turn back in front of Luna Villa on Seminyak Beach towards the finish line at Petitenget Beach.

As Indonesis’s first and largest annual beach run event which was introduced in November 2013 by the President and Founder of PT. Trijaya Dewata, Mr. Hendra Lapusa, it has since become a highly anticipated running event among local and international runners alike.

This year, the run is expected to gather up to 5,000 participants compared to 2,000 participants last year. Still sponsored by world class partners, including Nivea Sun and PUMA for official running gear,

While the early bird registration have ended last 5 November 2016, regular registrations will still commence until 8 December 2016.

For more information, runners may visit www.balibeachrun.com or contact PT. Trijaya Dewata at +62 361 335 0330 for a much faster enquiries on registration.

So that’s it runners, if you are looking for a unique combination of sports and holiday be in Malaysia or overseas, this would be the best choice for a lively, healthy and leisure fun travel.

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ENJOY XMAS SHOPPING AT AVENUE K, WIN A TRIP TO LONDON

Yeah... its December again... and what rings the bell on this particular month?

Off course... its not only the end year holiday season but more than that its Christmas and Happy New Year...

Oh when it comes to XMas, what yours truly loves most is the wonderful and beautiful decorations celebrating it.



That reminds Kak Fas of Oxford Street, London, when Kak Fas was staying there whereby during the 5 years there, the street has always charmed me with its  beautifully decorated XMas  lights and various enchanting decor spanning all the way down the famous shopping area.

And now, though in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Christmas decorations at shopping malls are a sight to behold and that is particularly so when Kak Fas had the chance to celebrate the laiunch of Avenue K Shopping Mall's classic XMas celebrations this year.

As soon as shoppers stepped into the Ground Floor Atrium in Avenue K Shopping Mall, they will be welcome to a Christmas Village-inspired theme that is happening now till 26 December 2016 as the year end festivities get into full swing. 

The AK Christmas Village features an English classic railway station and clock tower, beautiful poinsettia, well-decorated season shopping kiosks, and the evergreen Christmas trees gorgeously decorated with festive baubles and glistening fairy lights to add to the holiday cheer.



Themed 'Enchanting Christmasville', the main highlight of this year’s Christmas is the express train ride where kids (and adults too!) get to enjoy a complimentary train ride at the AK Christmasville when they spend RM250 and above in a single receipt or pay for the train ride ticket at RM5 per ride. Part of the proceeds will go to Living Hope Shelter for children as part of AK’s CSR campaign for the season. 

Mind you... Kak Fas did not miss that opportunity to enjoy the train ride.... it was fun... feels like going back to being a child huhu...but 'snap it'.... you are not a kid anymore Kak Fas... well... I know that but sometimes olders too need to feel back those days right..?



Anyway, much like the Christmas bazaars in the Western countries, there are a variety of festive kiosks at the atrium selling Christmas paraphernalia, offering gifts ranging from health and beauty products, toys, cookies, home furnishing to decorative ornaments. Shoppers can also buy their favourite Christmas essentials at the festive bazaar with exclusive promotional offerings available from the tenants throughout the mall.  

So... Kak Fas recommend this place as the best shopping for your Xmas product, what's more with your spending you could be lucky to win awesome prizes like a trip for two with British AIrways to London, Macau or Bali.



But before Kak Fas gives you more information lets here what Avenue K Deputy General Manager, Phang Sze Sze have to say:

“Recently on 1st until 14th November, we had The Great Britain Festival at AK. We decided to carry on with the English theme for Christmas as we are mesmerized by our childhood dream of having an English Christmas celebration. Marking the end of the calendar year, Christmas is the best time to bring families and loved ones together in the spirit of celebration. Reunite, create lasting memories and fulfil your Christmas shopping at Avenue K”. 

“One thing’s for sure, our Christmas will be a hit among children as we have many exciting activities lined up including a musical production called the 'Enchanting Christmas Musical Showcase' to enliven up the Christmas atmosphere for a truly memorable celebration.”

Igniting the Christmas mood will be the line-up of Avenue K shows such as Carolling, Jazz Band Showcase, Children’s Showtime and the magical snowfall at the atrium happening every weekend till 25 December 2016. 


So if you want to feel that 'snow' falling in a shopping mall then head on to Avenue K right now...

There will also be Christmas workshops just for the little ones on every weekend. To top it all off, a jolly Santa Claus will greet shoppers in his bright red costumes and hand out Christmas candies to spread festive cheer. 

Now that awesome prizes that Kak Fas mentioned earlier... read it carefully....

With every purchase spend of RM550 and above,(RM500 for VISA credit / debit cardholders) in two combined receipts. shoppers are entitled for  an exclusive Christmas Sock filled with surprise goodie which is  available until 26 December 2016 for redemption 

Shoppers may also stand a chance to win a pair of return tickets to London with British Airways, 1 weekend MINI drive experience, return tickets to Macau and Bali by Air Asia or other fabulous prizes worth over RM100,000 by taking part in the 'Enchanting Christmasville Top Spender Lucky Draw' with RM650 and above spent in two combined receipts.
  


To add to the merriment, free gift wrapping service are available at the Information Counter, Ground Floor with a minimum purchase of RM300 and above in two combined receipts on the same day. 

Visit www.avenuek.com.my or call 03-2168 7888 for more information about Enchanting Christmasville, events, promotions and campaigns in Avenue K.  

Thanks Avenue K especially to the Marketing team headed by the charming Marketing Manager,   Ms Aliyah Alisha Soo as well as the friendly  Ms Asyh being the Team Leader Customer Service   for the invite.

It was truly a fun day out... makes Kak Fas feels like those childhood days that I so missed a lot.. how wonderful if we could turn back the days ya... but off course not possible so enjoy life to the best.

Merry XMas alls.....


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CRAZY 12 DAYS DEALS  WITH SHOPEE

Hai readers, 

December is approaching... and when its end of the year its always time for fun and joy, don't you think so?

Well,  its not only because its the month of school year end holiday but December is also a month of festive and celebration especially Christmas and New Year.

But what makes it more exciting are varieties of activities be it done at shopping malls or even shopping online.

Yes, for those who are busy and don't really have the spare time, you can just shop online with your favourite shopping app just at the finger tips.



And Shopee, might be one of them. Yes... for your information, Kak Fas was at the launch of Shopee celebrating its one year anniversary held at Glasshouse, recently.

It was indeed an event full of fun. There were few stalls set up and the best was buying tech products at only RM1....

Yes you heard it right.. Kak Fas managed to buy a cable charger for only RM1 but off course you need to do that online.

Lucky Kak Fas had the app already installed on the screen smartphone so tried it ... with the help of Shopee team off course...you know la Kak Fas is what the Malay say 'buta IT' hahaha...

Anyway... the good news is Shopee is offering not only items at RM1 but other attractive deals especially on 12.12.2016..

Yup, from 1 December  to  12 December for 12 consecutive days, Shopee is giving away bargains  for online shoppers.

There will be discounts up to 90%, RM1 deals, as well as prizes to win such as flights, hotel stays, smartphones, and cash vouchers.

The online retailer, will also be organising the “Shopee Spree Carnival”, which is a shopping bazaar featuring over 30 Shopee sellers of various categories. The bazaar will be held at Avenue K from the 3rd to 4th of December 2016.

“Shopee Malaysia has grown to become one of the most popular shopping apps in the country,” said regional managing director Ian Ho during his speech at the event.

“We owe this to the immense support and loyalty of our buyers and merchants. The 12 day extravaganza is a way of giving back to our community.” he added.

Shopee lays claim to being the leading mobile marketplace and fastest growing platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan.

Elaborating further, Ian Ho  said there will be different daily birthday celebrations within the period, including the incredible RM1 deals.that Kak Fas mentioned above

To make things even merrier in conjunction with year-end festivities, all Shopee users will also get chances to win prizes worth up to RM50,000 in flights, hotel stays and mobile phones – courtesy of retail partners which include Traveloka, Chatime, RHB, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, DiGi and Facebook.



Further, a Shopee Spree Carnival involving over 30 Shopee sellers will be held at Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur, on the weekend of Dec 3 and 4.

Then on Dec 10, Shopee will team up with Facebook to run a special edition of Shopee University – where local entrepreneurs will learn how to leverage Facebook tools to increase online sales.

Facebook will also share insights, case studies and insider tips to help merchants grow their business. This will take place at Taylor’s Lakeside Campus from 2pm-6pm.

Over the past year, Shopee had achieved US$1.8 billion in annualised gross merchandise value with 43% month-on-month growth. Its mobile app has now marked a milestone of 25 million downloads and features over 65 million listings across seven markets.

“2016 has been great for us,” said chief executive officer Chris Feng. 

“We expect to maintain the strong double-digit growth that we’ve experienced in the past year. We will also continue to focus our efforts on optimizing the product, improving the end-to-end user experience and in empowering entrepreneurs to expand and grow their online businesses,” he added. " added Chris.

Okey to make you have a clear picture of the dates and deals that you should go for, here are summaries in short:

Dec 1


We're officially 1! Celebrate by getting your hands on our exclusive RM1 Crazy Deals collection featuring trending and best-selling products for only RM1.

Dec 2



Fancy a brand new phone to usher in the new year? Get the best mobile phones at mind-blowing prices! Also, look out for the all-new Oppo F1s Ayda Jebat Phone worth RM1,398 available exclusively in Shopee. Top spenders will also stand a chance to win Flexiroam X data roaming plans!

Dec 3 & Dec 4


Ready to celebrate with great deals and fun activities? The Shopee Spree Carnival is here! Drop by to win awesome prizes, catch exclusive musical acts such as Payslip, Harris Baba, and DVA, and get the best deals from participating Shopee sellers. Come and enjoy the show here:

Dec 5 & Dec 6



We bring you the latest products from brand owners and official distributors across beauty, fashion, mobile & gadgets and many more! Expect offers from various brands, with authentic items at the best prices.
Venue: Avenue K, 3rd Floor 
Time:10am to 9pm

Dec 7 & Dec 8

Get your holiday essentials and jetsetting style ON by shopping for the best holiday and travel related items here. We handpicked the best suitcases, travel accessories, and much more to turn your year-end holiday into a dream escapade!

Dec 9



Buy 1 and get 1 Chatime drink for FREE! More than RM3,000 worth of Chatime vouchers to be redeemed!

Dec 10


Facebook and Shopee are coming together to bring you this exciting edition of Shopee University to help aspiring entrepreneurs learn the tricks of the trade when selling online.

Venue: Taylor's Lakeside Campus 
Time: 2pm to 6pm

Dec 11 & Dec 12



Enjoy exclusive deals and the biggest discounts on 12.12! Experience these great promotions platform-wide today! Spend on this day and stand a chance to win flights for two to the Land Down Under.

To prepare yourself for Shopee’s promotional birthday deals and sales, download the app on App Store or Play Store. To learn more about Shopee and what it has to offer, check out the company’s website at www.shopee.com.my and http://birthday.shopee.com.my/ to know more about our 12 Days of Celebration. 




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(L-R) Ms Azura Mokhtar (Senior Centre Manager, Plaza Shah Alam) Mr Hafiz Md Khas, Dato' Sri Meer Habib and Mr Lung Hien Chou, General Manager Plaza Shah Alam at the launch.

ICE-WATCH LIGHT UP THE NIGHT RUN - 3 DEC

Hai Readers ... especially those who loves to run for a cause, for fun or event professional runners and also walkers.. like Kak Fas laa.....haha....

Anyway, specially for you this page "RUN & FUN" is created for you alls..... for one reason Malaysians now love to RUN or WALK and they are a caring citizens that care so for HEALTH.... which is most important in our lives of Today's Fast growing and challenging world.

Almost every week or rather month, Kak Fas will get an invite to a media conference to announce all sorts of RUN thats going to happen until end of this year..


In store for you to choose from are the 'BDB Marathon Jitra 2016' thats happening on 12 November, the ' Uwe Glow Run' (media conference soon) and the latest that Kak Fas had just join the launch announcement is the "ICE WATCH Light Up The Night Run' which will kick off ending the year on 3 December 2016.

So great right....? Mark your calendars then... and keep update with Kak Fas to know more about all the RUNs..... and lets start with the 'ICE WATCH Light Up The Night Run' first followed by other okey,,,, and to make it more interesting and fun to read Kak Fas will mix language okey.... kasi 'rojak' sikit bahasa... anyway we are 1Malaysia right... so conversing in English and Malay is already at the tip of everyone's tongue right? Agree? But only English and Malay laa ya... the two main language spoken at large here by all Malaysians.

On 3 DECEMBER 2016 - Get all your stuff and gears packed to join a night run along 10km or 5 km route along Shah Alam area for the 'ICE WATCH Light Up The Night Run'  that will definitely see  a beautiful and colourful sight with more than 5,000 participants expected.

This is actually the second running season organized by the funky Belgium brand of watches - ICE WATCH.

Kalau u all pernah sertai larian ini sudah pasti tahu brand Ice Watch ni kan? Anyway, thanks to its sole distributor, sphereheaded by Dato Sri Meer Habib.... yes that famous ball head handsome men who owns HABIB JEWELS as well... yes this is HIM (below)... my old friend he says when met.... 

Ya la Kak Fas kenal Meer masa dia bujang lagi dan masa kahwin pun Kak Fas cover majlis perkahwinannya untuk majalah WANITA ketika itu..... 


It will take off and end from the iconic Plaza Shah Alam which is only a distance away from the five star hotel -CONCORDE - actually participants from out of Shah Alam can actually stay at the hotel right... as its very convenient... dekat jer tak perlu redah jam... check in hotel pagi,... rest... dan malam dah boleh lari ya tak?

In collaboration with the venue sponsor, Plaza Shah Alam, this year sees also 2ndSkin as the official T-shirt sponsor for all runners and excitingly all have the opportunity to choose their own colour t shirts either  Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red Pink and Purple.

Wow... colourful sungguh kan? All these colours are truly unique to the embodiment of ICE WATCH;s brand. And not forgettig the iconic one-of-a-kid Finisher medals are also back this round featuring ICE-WATCH's exuberant colours on black steel-die-cut.

More fun to join when there will also be timepieces worth up to RM700 each or the Top 5 Male and Top 5 Female runners from the 10 km competitive category.

Ada lagi.... ICE-WATCH will hold a gift random registered participant of the race with RM1,000 worth of timepieces worth up to RM699 each.... another words in plain English... every third participants that register will get a free Ice Watch.



In addition, as part of the title sponsorship deal, ICE-WATCH will also offer all paticipants a one-time purchase of their ice Style collection @RM99 per timepieces per participants who successfully register for the ICE-WATCH Light Up The Night Run 2016 which is valued at RM699.

Ha... best kan? Tapi u all kena redeemed at any time between 1st till 31st December 2016 with the voucher provided in their respective race kit.

Nak tahu lanjut...more info do follow :

ICE-WATCH Malaysia Official Facebook - www.facebook.com/ice.watch.my
ICE-WATCH Malaysia Official Instagram - www.instagram.com/ice_watch_malaysia
The Marathon Company Facebook - www.facebook.com/themarathoncompany
or register at http://mro.myraceonline.com/iwlu16/registration





A word from the title sponsor - Dato Seri Meer Habib:

"We are once again glad to be the title sponsor for the run. The attributes of this run mirror those attributes that we encourage in our own employees and in the way we conduct business - challenging limits, commitment to long-term vision, and doing things differently."

From the organizer - En Hafiz Md Khas, Project Director of the Marathon Company:

"This is our second year working with ICE-WATCH whom has continued to achieve prominence across the global timepiece market and we are proud to be associated with te brand and we look forward to creating another unforgettable race experience."



So apa lagi u alls... register cepat jika nak jam ICE-WATCH yang cantik tu... mana tau nama anda orang yang ketiga daftar yang terpilih mendapat jam percuma..

Tak gitu?

Good luck everyone...

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BDB MARATHON JITRA RUN - 12 NOVEMBER

Professional runners would love this bit of news that Kak Fas is sharing...

Hear me...hear me... lend me your ears .... for this coming 12 November 2016, the BDB Marathon Jitra 2016 challenge is back.

For this third installation of a three part series of events under the BDB Triple Challenge 2016,  the marathon of full 42 km category will be flagged off from the  Darulaman Lake /Tasik Darulaman as early as 5am  by Dato’ Izham Yusoff, Group Managing Director of Bina Darulaman Berhad.

For early birds, guess it wouldnt be a problem to be at the frontline at 5 am considering their love for running. But if 42 km is sweat and tears... no worries there are three other categories to look forward to - 21km, 10km and 5 km. So pick the ones that best suits your energy ya....

Expected to attract around 3,000 participants,runnners would experience a combination of flat road and rolling hills whilst experiencing scenery of paddy fields and discovering the beautiful rural ambience of Jitra, as well as other parts of Kedah.

Kira sambil berlari, anda akan menikmati satu panorama hijau saujana mata memandang.lah sambil menghirup udara pagi yang segar.

Jadi kalau dah subuh sepie kata orang... rasanya lebih baik jika tidor sahaja di hotel berdekatan ya tak....

And for that, the organizer is also offering  special packages on hotel accomodation  for as low as RM49 per person for a twin sharing room (minimum 2 pax to a room) or at RM70 per person without breakfast.

So that after a  hard day's workout under the sun,. you can rest and relax your body and mind before returning back to your home be it a distance away or even nearby.. And the best part is, the offiial hotel (BDB Hotel) will also offer a discount of 15% for food and drinks for all participants. Reservations can be done by calling 04-9172008.

The run that is brought by Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB) as the title sponsor,  is open to all Malaysian and non-Malaysians, aged 18 and over and offers a total cash price of RM13,000. 

Aside that, Firefly  airline will also be sponsoring 14 complimentary flight tickets for domestic and ASEAN destinations worth RM12,600 for the winners.

Public can register online and though the closing date may well passed by after the  25th October, it would still be open  upon reaching 3,000 participants.

Just log in to https://hme.hooha.asia/BDBMarathonJitra.aspxo and if you want more information on the registration process, entry fee payment or other enquiries you may do so via www.facebook.com/bdbtriplechallenge2016 or email to icare@runnersasia.com or another alternative is to  pick up a phone and start calling 03-80717696 (Monday to Friday, 9am,- 6 pm).



Okey guys and gals, lets hear  what Dato Izham Yusof (left),  Group Managing Director of Bina Darulaman Berhad  said during a special press conference held recently:

"Our involvement in the BDB Triple Challenge 2016 aims to inject positive energy into society while fostering a sporting  spirit and more healthy community."

Dan apa pula kata Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif FIrefly. Ignatius Ong:

"Kami berbesar hati dan berasa optimistik yang kerjasama di antara FIrefly dan Bina Darulaman Berhad ini akan memberi manfaat kepada kouniti di Kedah dan berharap untuk bekerja sama lagi dengan BDB pada masa akan datang."

Both earlier challenge, BDB Climb & Run Langkawi  was held on 4th June 2016 and BDB Extreme Jitra held on 17th September 2016... so runnners who had gone through the earlier too should not miss the final and third round of the BDB Challenge ya...

Good luck and enjoy the green sceneries of Kedah Darul Aman while you are there as this challenge is also aims to attract not only runners but climbers and fitness enthusiast both loally and internationally to experience the lush attractions Kedah has to offer while partaking in a world class event in conjunction with Discover Kedah 2016.

Kira killing two birds with one stone laa... you get what I mean huhu.... 

Cause with this event, it is also expected to boost Kedah's tourism, economic growth and provide further opportunities for local businesses as well as the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kedah.



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'AkTION LANGKAWI' SERIES STARTS 10 DECEMBER

Setiap kali  mendengar LANGKAWI …. nama kepulauan kelahiran Mahsuri ini sudah cukup menggamit seribu satu memori  manis mahu pun pahit kepada diri Kak Fas.

Banyak peristiwa yang dilalui di kepulauan yang mendapat status ‘Pulau Bebas Cukai’ ini. Di sinilah bermulanya suami Kak Fas memulakan penerbitan peta pertama Langkawi yang dinamakan ‘Hello Langkawi’ dan di sini jugalah dia membantu memulakan operasi Makam Mahsuri selepas diminta disiapkan dalam tempoh dua minggu oleh  bekas  Perdana Menteri ketika itu, Tun Mahathir Mohamed, memandangkan  beliau  mahu membawa delegasi CHOGM bermesyuarat  di Langkawi dan kemudian melawat Makam Mahsuri sebagai salah satu agenda lawatan.

Namun bagi Kak Fas, kenangan yang paling indah adalah ketika membuat penulisan berkaitan cerita lagenda ‘Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup’  untuk Majalah WANITA, sungguh pun ada  berita  yang mengatakan kisah itu sebenarnya berlaku di Klang, Selangor. 

Sehingga sekarang, jalan dan kawasan yang Kak Fas membuat liputan itu diberikan nama 'Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup'. Brangkali ekoran daripada story Kak Fas yang keluar tu kut…. Huhu…terasa puas dapat memberi sumbangan di situ ...

Oops that’s it… enough of story telling about Langkawi… Sorry readers, Kak Fas terbawa-bawa pula kenangan setiap kali teringatkan Langkawi.

Kenapa Kak Fas teringat Langkawi? 




Well… its because this morning, Kak Fas was at a press conference about another running event coming soon. This one is called ‘AkTION LANGKAWI’….

Yes, another good news for professional runners, nature and sports lovers and those who loves running to keep fit and healthy.

This run is an expansion of the successful pilot project of Tuba Trail Run last April organized by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd and supported by Langkawi Development Authority (LADA).

But what makes it more interesting is that this time around it offers a triple treat for eco-sport athletes around the world beginning with Tanjung Rhu SwimFest on 10 December to Mt. Mat Chinchang SkyBridge Climb happening 18 February 2017 and ends with the Tuba Trail Run two months later on 8 April 2017.

Jadi apa lagi… mark your calendar and choose any one of those runs or maybe participate in all three if you are also a swimmer. 

Okey…to make  the ‘picture’ more  clearer to my beloved readers let me tell you In short each of the Run’s that will be happening below:



Tanjung Rhu SwimFest – 10 December 2016

Expects to receive about 300 swimmers local and international, the Tanjung Rhu SwimFest is  an open water swimming competition available in three categories. The two-kilometer route is suitable for budding swimmers, while the four and six kilometer routes are recommended for multi-sport athletes including triathletes, and long distance swim enthusiasts.

Starting by the captivating Tanjung Rhu beach, participants will be able to swim close to international borders, which provides a unique opportunity to experience Malaysia and Thailand in a single location. The Tanjung Rhu SwimFest will be the beach’s first international open water swimming event.

Mt. Mat Chinchang SkyBridge Climb – 18 Februry 2017

This is the first time a trail be  opened exclusively for the Mt. Mat Chinchang SkyBridge Climb on raceday. The 4.5-kilometer climb finishes at the peak of the mountain after passing the cable car’s Middle Station, crossing across the renowned SkyBridge as well as climbing up to the Top Station. The climb will expect to see about 500 participants,bringing new excitement for enthusiasts of all levels and will be a truly unique way to discover the hidden jewels of Mt. Mat Chinchang.

Tuba Trail Run – 8 April 2017

With 99 tropical islands lie within the boundaries of Langkawi, it is impossible to discover every single forest. Tuba Trail Run, a project to provide exposure to the less explored islands of Pulau Tuba and Pulau Dayang Bunting, will  continue to be an eye-opener for first-timers and returning participants as they explore deeper on the islands’ distinct culture.

The 2017 edition will offer three varied distances, including a 4-kilometer fun run, a new 15-kilometer route and the 30-kilometer route to cater to runners of all levels.




So, that’s about it…. If you need to get more information or to register  visit their facebook at fb.com/AkTIONLangkawi.

Though Kak Fas has long left the ‘running scene’ … looking at this event makes the heart thumping with joy and terasa semangat nak join berlari-lari kecil,  kembali membara di dalam jiwa gitu…apatah lagi di Langkawi…. Pulau yang mencipta seribu satu kenangan seperti yang Kak Fas cerita awal-awal tadi.

Kak Fas loves the place – especially island hopping to Pulau Dayang Bunting and viewing the other small 99 islands incorporating it. It really was years back since Kak Fas went island hopping in Langkawi.

Though in the 90’s the island was more beautiful  and serene sebab tak banyak pembangunan sekitar tetapi kini ia sudah membangun dengan  begitu pesat sekali….. The town is now  packed up with high buildings and populated day by day with tourist local and international flourishing in numbers.

Lebih-lebih lagi when  in 2007, UNESCO declared the Langkawi archipelago as one of 94 globally recognised Geoparks from 27 countries, endorsing its natural beauty, ecological harmony and archeological, geological and cultural significance, thus making Langkawi a must tourist destionation of Malaysia.


Lets hear it from Tan Sri Khalid bin Ramli, Chief Executive Officer of LADA: (pix, left)

“In 2015, we received over 3.6 million tourists and expects to achieve 3.8 million this year. We are confident that the implementation of AkTION will boost tourist arrivals in a long run. While conventional tourism promotions will maintain tourism receipts, the implementation of AkTION will capture a new market and new interests towards our islands.”


Then said,  Encik Iskandar Shahril (right), Managing Director, E-Plus Entertainment Productions for Singapore and Thailand:

“Langkawi is well connected with other states within Malaysia, and also from neighbouring countries. Therefore, our intent is to add eco-sports that is suitable for sports enthusiasts of all levels, as a pillar to supplement Langkawi’s popular leisure tourism.”

Together with Tan Sri Khalid and Encik Iskandar at the launch to promote ‘AkTION LANGKAWI’ was a well known Ultra Runner and Athlete Racer who recently won the title of  Asia Trail Master 2016, Tahira Aliya (left)

Kak Fas am really impressed by her will and spirit as this young mother of three children really looks fit and healthy just by running which has been her passion since a teenager.




So if you want to be like her… so fit and healthy then start packing your gears and register for this triple AkTION Langkawi event from December till next year…. 

Sekali sekala ambil cuti jauh dari kota untuk tujuan murni seperti ini apa salahnya kan… jom cepat-cepat ‘book’ cuti anda untuk hari-hari yang berkenaan dan bawa sekeluarga untuk satu langkah dan kehidupan yang lebih sihat…

Harap-harap Kak Fas diberikan kesihatan yang baik untuk join bersama uollssss ya… Amin!

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CARAVAN & CAMPING IN KL CITY - 12 NOVEMBER

Away from the normal norm of running... why not try camping for the fun of it, what;s more its city camping.

That would be a great option  right, especially for travellers on a budget and prefer to spend on something different during this school holidays.

So here;s the catch.... 

For the first time in history, Kuala Lumpur City Centre will expect around 500 participants to join the 'Caravan & Camping In The City of Kuala Lumpur' programme named #CARACAMP 2016.



Yes you heard it right, program yang bakal dianjurkan oleh Persatuan Industri Karavan & Perkhemahan Malaysia dengan sokongan rakan strategik Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia (MATIC)  serta Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan Malaysia (MOTAC), Inbound Tourism Association dan beberapa lagi agensi lain akan diadakan  pada 12 dan 13 November 2016 ini.

Bertempat di Lanai, MATIC, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, sepanjang dua hari satu malam tersebut, pelbagai activiti yang berkait rapat dengan perkhemahan dan percutian karavan akan di adakan.

Jadi selama 24 jam, persekitaran kawasan berhadapan Petronas Twin Towers/KLCC ini akan bermandikan cahaya lampu-lampu perkhemahan sepanjang malam dengan acara persembahan pentas oleh artis-artis popular serta aktiviti lain bermula jam 10 pagi hingga 10 pagi keesokan harinya.

Dengan adanya 'food truck' serta pelbagai vendor lain menjual pelbagai produk sudah tentu  'campers' akan berjaga malam tak gitu?  Kalau tidor pun tidor ayam kata orang...

Its one of a lifetime that  you could camp in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Tidak hairanlah Kumpulan Expatriates  antaranya seperti Kuala Lumpur Fun Expats Group dan KL Internations sudah pun menempah 10 khemah dan 1 karavan di mana lebih kurang 50 orang expatriat dijangka akan bersama menyokong kempen 'I love KL'.

Selain warga expatriate, golongan backpackers mahu pun pelajar sekolah yang sedang bercuti dari kampung sudah tentu boleh berkunjung ke KL  dan berjimat belanja dengan berkhemah.




Sambil bermalam mereka berpeluang belajar cara mengubahsuai sebuah kenderaan pacuan empat roda (4x4) kepada overlander yang bersedia untuk menyertai mana-mana aktiviti yang mencabar dalam negara dan juga di luar negara. Aktiviti begini akan diterajui oleh kumpulan Malaysian Caravan.

Mereka yang dalam golongan 40 orang akan membawa 10 buah kenderaan khas bagi tujuan berkenaan.

Selain itu, turut diperkenalkan beberapa lagi cara berkhemah seperti Glamping (Glamour Camping) oleh Tanah Aina di mana beberapa khemah Glamping yang lengkap dengan peralatan umpa hotel akan dipamerkan.

Juga diperkenalkan konsep; Caravan Park oleh Kontena Villa Sdn Bhd., yang menyediakan pelbagai fasiliti insfrastruktur seperti elektrik, air dan lain-lain. Bahkan mereka aka menyediakan ruang seperti hammock, barbekue yang bersesuaian dengan permintaan percutian outdoor pada masa ini.

Bagi Persatuan Pelancongan Negeri Johor yang turut menyokong, mereka akan membawakan Luxury Coach - sebuah bas khas yang diubahsuai menjadi seperti sebuah hotel bergerak  untuk dipamerkan.





Menariknya program ini bukan sahaja memberi pengalaman 'out door camping' kepada peserta tetapi memberi peluang perniagaan juga kepada peniaga kecil di mana sebuah kawasan 'marketplace' disediakan khas untuk mereka yang ingin berniaga barangan berkaitan perkhemahan serta 'food truck' bagi kemudahan makan.

Bercirikan ala 'carboot sale' atau 'pasar karat' ia memberi peluang kepada peniaga malah tiada caj dikenakan bagi yang terpilih.

Dah bercerita panjang ni nak tahu juga kan berapa pulak harganya?

  • Setiap khemah yang dibawa sendiri akan dikenakan yuran sebanyak RM100 untuk empat orang.
  • RM200 untuk 4 orang yang tiada khemah tetapi disediakan oleh #caracamp
  • Bagi yang mempunyai karavan boleh sewa tapak pada harga RM100.
  • Pasar 'outdoor' dan aktiviti-aktiviti lain  terbuka pada umum tanpa bayaran

Meh dengar sedikit apa kata  Lisza Abd, Kadir  (lima dari kiri), selaku Pengerusi Penganjur:

"Dengan adanya #campcara2016 ini kami berharap orang ramai dapat hadir untuk melihat serta mengalami sendiri keseronokan aktiviti perkhemahan dan percutian karavan serta mendapatkan informasi-informasi yang berkaitan dalam aktiviti perkhemahan."




Kata pula tetamu kehormat, Timbalan KSU Pelancongan, Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah (dua dari kanan) :

"Kejayaan program ini akan menjadi perintis untuk mengadakan satu lagi program yang lebih besar melibatkan negara Asia. Ini adalah satu-satunya peluang untuk anda mengalami pengalaman bermalam di tengah kota Kuala Lumpur. Syabas kepada pihak penganjur,"

Antara tarikan #campcara2016:

  • Acara 'Unggun Api' atau 'Campfire bersama 'Tetamu Misteri'
  • Permainan rakyat dan acara Mari Belajar Menari - zapin, poco-poco,salsa, bachata,tarian merenge dan tarian tradisional lain
  • Jualan lelong
  • 'Tribal Selfie' - peserta akan viral aktiviti di media sosial dan akan memenangi hadiah yang ditawarkan
  • cabutan bertuah
Maklumat lanjut: Boleh menghubungi talian 018 871 4305 atau email kepada cciam2016@gmail.com atau melayari media sosial #caracamp di laman facebook Malaysian Caravan dan Camping Indusry Association mahu pun ikuti twitter caracamp_msia. serta instagram caracamp_malaysia.